3 steps to organize your fridge to encourage healthy habits
I was reading an article the other day about how our fridge really impacts our health and fitness goals. It might seem insignificant to worry about your fridge, but it really affects your goals more than you think! Plus life is so much easier when you have an organized fridge.
Step One: Clean it out!
What’s in your fridge doors? Stuffed in the back of the fridge? All that clutter can actually confuse you as your brain takes that as having too many options. When you are overwhelmed, you will reach for a quick and easy option. So the first step is to take EVERYTHING out, yes everything, and assess each item. Is it expired? Not helpful? Bin it. Once you’ve gone through every item, clean your actual fridge. Wipe it down, sanitize it, make it sparkle! A clean fridge is similar to a clean desk; it will make you feel accomplished, organized, and in control.
Step Two: Get Motivated
Now that your fridge is clean, stock it with healthy foods! I keep inspiration all around me, so find some delicious-looking healthy foods and meal prep ideas on Pinterest, and put it up on your fridge. You can even include a quote that inspires you to stick to your goals. These little reminders will help you when you’re craving junk food!
Step Three: Go Shopping
This is the fun part. I always make a list before going to the grocery store, and I never go to the store hungry…that’s when I buy all the junk food! When making your list, create a meal plan of what you want to eat for the week, and each item you’ll need. That way, when you get to the store, it will help you to have a plan of action.
Step Four: Organize
When you’re unpacking your new healthy groceries, it’s important to organize them properly in order to keep them fresh, and to make sure you can see everything you have! Click here to check out my downloadable infographic to see the best ways to organize your fridge with all of your healthy food.
Those are my four steps to a healthy fridge! It really is easier than it seems to have a healthy, organized fridge. I also like to wipe down my fridge once a week during my meal prep to keep it clean and maintained. Have you tried organizing your fridge before? Let me know in the comments below any tips you have for keeping a healthy fridge!